Mr. Whiggley for PIKE

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Mr. Whiggley for PIKE

Postby Robert Catamayak » Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:40 am

Hi Larry,

I am from Gouda (cheese) city, Holland and in Europe we are looking forward for the introduction and production of Mr. Wiggley by RIVER2SEA for fishing on our main predator: pike.
May I ask you some questions about this already famous lure?
1) How would you compare Mr. Whiggley with say a Bulldawg lure, when using for pike fishing?
2) The Mr. Whiggley is quite a long and large lure. How about the hook up ratio? Will Mr. Whiggley be outfitted with two or maybe three treble hooks?
3) What are the main features of Mr. Whiggley?
4) You have visited Holland before and I am sure that you know we in Holland love to chase the pike in our lowlands with all these canals, we call that landscape: POLDER. For these canals, filled with pike, the size of Mr. Wiggley between 5 and 10 inch would be perfect. If Mr Whiggley is put in production, will it be also made in these sizes?

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Robert, Gouda Holland
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Re: Mr. Whiggley for PIKE

Postby dahlberg » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:36 am

Mr Whiggley is best categorized as a non-mechanical, random action type lure. Although it in many situations if rigged to run deep it could be fished where you might use a dawg, but it's a totally, completely different lure.
I made it to solve the problem of fish fading off paddle and twister tail type minnow imitations, which tend to slow down rather quickly after a hard, short twitch. I was also looking for something that would operate at speeds from zero to super, super fast.
One hook is it.. the pros far out way the cons.
The size range you mention is exactly what I use most of the time. I've used them up to around 18" and they've been quite effective as well.
When you have one that works just right is rigged straight and true, and has the proper plastic qualities (have the ability to store energy and release it) they can be simply magic.
Hoping to release them this fall.
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Re: Mr. Whiggley for PIKE

Postby ChubbyChaser » Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:19 pm

> One hook is it.. the pros far out way the cons.
> The size range you mention is exactly what I use most of the time. I've
> used them up to around 18" and they've been quite effective as well.

I just made a 17" whiggley and was thinking about a 7/0 for the hook. Is this big enough? Also do you cut back on the softener for a bait this size?
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Re: Mr. Whiggley for PIKE

Postby dahlberg » Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:44 am

In regards to the hook, 7/0 should be fine. In regards to how soft or how hard it depends on the specific shape, thickness etc. of the lure.
You will have to experiment to get it just how you, or I should say, your fish, like it!
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Re: Mr. Whiggley for PIKE

Postby Capt Dave Sipler » Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:26 pm

When they hit the market.....I'll be casting them to Cobia in the spring time, and Redfish the rest of the time.

Can't wait :!:

The idea of a single treble is great. I've used your wire loop idea and a treble on long YUM forked tailed fat worms, and have caught nice Flounder, and Reds, kinda like a really big soft plastic jerk bait.

But that Yum forked tail worm around 7", just doesn't WIGGLE. Like Mr. Wiggly does.

I can't wait to see them. Don't forget about us Saltwater fisherman , when it comes to color selections when they "hit the market".

Ya know who will be really jelous???????

That Hogie guy! They have no action, like a Mr. Wiggly :!:
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